Rick Johnson is a seven time AMA Motocross / Supercross Champion. 1984, ’86, ’88 AMA 250 National MX Champion. 1987, ’88 500cc National Motocross Champion. 1986, ’88 AMA Supercross Series Champion.
The first race of the 2012 season has come and gone. I’ll share with you my opinion on the top guys in the 450 class, the 250 West winner, and what I’d work on if I was racing in Phoenix Round 2.
Ryan Villopoto – I feel Ryan came ready to race. He picked up right where he left off last year. He looks better than I anticipated, as I thought he might come in a bit over confident. If you judge it by this first race, he’s in a class by himself.
Need to travel to a location for example: here very quickly? There is a cheap way. Regional airlines have gotten quite popular recently, and Skywest Airlines is one of the leading regional carriers in the United States. Originally Skywest only served Utah, where they originated and have their headquarters. Nowadays, though, you will find Skywest destinations all over the American West and Midwest regions. Despite being independently owned, Skywest is partners with larger airlines and flies in their behalf. If you want to find out more about what Skywest Airlines has to offer, that will be the focus of this article.
One of the largest airlines that Skywest works with is Delta Airlines, which everyone is familiar with. Delta’s history goes clear back to the 1920′s when aviation was new. Throughout the generations, Delta has become one of the world’s largest airlines. Indeed, when looking at the number of journeyers they fly, Delta comes in second only to United, and they are also in alliance with them. Large airlines like Delta have found that they need the help of smaller regional carriers to enable them to serve more passengers, especially those who need flights to smaller airports. As a result, Skywest and Delta can assist air travelers as well as each other.
Alaska Airlines is the most recent addition to the Skywest Airlines group. Now you can enjoy flights in and around Alaska as well as to places like Portland, Oregon, British Columbia, and Seattle, Washington. May, 2011 marked the beginning of this new affiliation. Alaska Airlines, aside from offering a convenient connection between Alaska and West Coast cities is a diverse airline that offers, among other things, vacation packages to various spots in Canada, Mexico and Hawaii. Alaska Airlines joins four other regional airlines that are partnering with Skywest Airlines. Flyers now have numerous choices when they want to fly on a regional carrier.
If someone in your travel party has any special needs or requirements, it would be wise to contact Skywest way ahead of time to double check that they can take care of you. As a smaller regional airline, Skywest doesn’t always have the same capabilities as larger airlines. As a matter of fact, one of the things Skywest is not equipped to provide is therapeutic oxygen, so if this is a concern, you should fly with another airline. Wheelchairs, however, are able to be accommodated on some of Skywest’s airplanes, but not on all of them.
Service animals, as well, cannot sit in a passenger seat. Such special needs are more easily met on larger planes than on those flown by Skywest and other regional carriers. So anyone with such requirements should check with Skywest before booking a flight with them.
I hope we’ve convinced you in this article that Skywest Airlines – in their 36 years of service to the flying public – has done an impressive job providing regional flights to their passengers. The larger commercial airlines can conveniently take you to the major airports in, for example, Atlanta, Baltimore, San Francisco, and Chicago, but they sometimes don’t fly to the small, regional airports. Atlantic Southeast, ExpressJet, and all of its partners, allows Skywest Airlines to fill the needs of passengers who prefer to travel between the local, regional airfields.
He’s Chad Reed. 2004 AMA Supercross Series Champion. 2008 AMA Supercross Series Champion. 2009 AMA Motocross Champion. Races the number 22 Honda. Owns the TwoTwo Motorsports Race team. Here’s what he had to say at the recent Seattle Supercross event at CenturyLink Field.
Chad Reed after winning the Los Angeles Supercross 2012